For the first time I'm using green chillies instead of dried chillies for my cooking...it came out excellently and everyone say it was so good.....try out this dish. The amount of chillies used could be adjust to your taste..
Spicy Green Chillies Chicken Gravy
For the Green Chillies Masala (Paste 1)
10pcs of green chillies(amount of chillies are adjustable to taste)
2tbsp of fennel seeds
2tbsp of peppercorns
6tbsp of chopped coriander leaves
1tbsp of mint leaves
1tsp of poppy seeds
1tsp of nutmeg powder
In a frying pan,add 3tbsp of oil and roast all the ingredients for the masala well. Once the mixture is cooled add enough amount of water and grind into a smooth paste. Keep aside
3tbsp of cashew nuts -grind into a fine paste with 1/2 cup of water.(Paste 2)
Whole chicken-chopped into bite able pieces. Marinate the chicken pieces with 1tsp of turmeric powder,1 cup of water and salt. Microwave the chicken for 5minutes on high. Keep aside.
2 big onions choppers
2 tomatoes chopped
2 green chillies-split into halves
4 pcs curry leaves
3 cardamon pods
1 Cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
1tsp of mustard seeds
1tsp of cumin seeds
Salt to taste
Marinate (Paste 3)
3tbsp of curd
2tbsp of ginger garlic paste
1tbsp of chillie powder
2tbsp of coriander powder
1tbsp of grama masala
1tbsp of tomato paste
Marinate chopped chicken with paste 3 for 5 hours.
In a heavy wok add 3tbsp of oil fry all the seasoning items til fragrant is released. Once the onions and tomatoes are cooked, add the marinate chicken cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the lid,pour the green chillie masala(Paste 1) and cook for another 10 minute or till the chicken absorb the paste.When the gravy starts to boil add the cashew nut paste (Paste 2). Allow the gravy to thicken. Garish with chopped coriander leaves.